Senate adopts reso commending PH youth chess team

The Senate has adopted a resolution commending the Philippine chess delegates for their outstanding performance during the recent games held in Bangkok, Thailand.

It was Sen. Manuel “Lito” Lapid who filed Senate Resolution No. 304 commending the entire delegation for dominating the 6th Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championships.

The Senate adopted the resolution on Wednesday, December 7, taking into consideration of Senate Resolution Nos. 306 and 308 authored by Senators Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada.

“Our young woodpushers conducted their medal haul with ease over their opponents, dominating the entire competition and claiming the top spot in Chess Federation Rankings in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN),” Lapid said in his resolution.

“The entire Philippine delegation at the 6th Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championships deserves the highest praise and commendation for representing our country and reasserting our presence in the world of chess, their achievements in the tournament have brought honor and pride to our country, showcasing our nation's relentless desire to achieve sports excellence,” the resolution stated.

The Philippine chess team racked up a total of 32 gold medals, 27 silver medals, and 21 bronze medals during the tournament, eventually emerging as the overall champion.

The team was also declared as the best Chess Federation in the event over Mongolia and Vietnam who placed 1st and 2nd runner-ups in the event.